December 21, 2016

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I'm Hayley — helping moms do more in every aspect of their life. Mom of 3, entrepreneur, and homeschooler!

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When I wrote the title of this blog post I meant every word! Over the past year I’ve tried dozens of chocolate chip cookie recipes (Doug and I’s favorite dessert) and this one tops the list by far. With a few tweaks of my own, I’ve perfected the recipe and we crave it all the time. Anyone who tries them wants to eat 5+ cookies! I also picked up a few new baking supplies from Amazon Prime that I’ve been loving so I thought I’d mention them. These non-slip silicon pot holders are great for handling hot plates, opening jars, and you can just toss them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand for easy clean up! I also got this set of BPA free spatulas (so affordable!) and I love that you get a few different colors and that they are heat resistant. I initially picked up this milk pitcher  as a way to froth or steam milk for lattes in our new French press, but for this recipe I used it as a measuring cup. Now onto the recipe because you HAVE to make these at home. You won’t regret it!:)


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup + 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter (sometimes we use crunchy, sometimes we use smooth- both are good in this recipe!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 rolled oats (I use Quaker Oats quick 1 minute oats)
  • 1-3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and egg.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and stir into the batter.
  5. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips
  6. Drop tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a plate or wire racks to cool completely.

*A big thank you to X-Chef for sponsoring today’s post!

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  1. Addison says:

    Thank you for inspiring me to write my own blog about beauty and fashion! I liked how you tell people to start a blog with passion and not to make money!! Thank you for always trying to respond to my comments and everyone elses.. I know that you wil be a GREAT mom and Doug will be a GREAT dad!! Good luck on videos.abd years to come!!????
    Merry Christmas! ???❤

    Make sure to check out my blog. Like and comment!! Thank you!!❤???

  2. Asra says:

    Oooh these look good! It’s funny because I don’t usually like peanut butter but I love peanut butter in my cookies!! And of course that with a classic chocolate chip cookie? YUM!

    Also I saw a little baby on your snapchat!!! So happy for you, congrats!!! She took her sweet time but made it just in time for the holidays. Maybe because it’s I’m a new mom myself but so excited for you to begin this journey of motherhood and fall in love with your little one. I’ve really enjoyed watching your videos this year and feel like I’ve come to know you so well – wish we were IRL friends haha! 🙂

  3. Ale Sams says:

    Okay so I tried this recipe tonight and my hubby and I are OBSESSED!! Love you Hayley!? I know this is kind of weird to say but I have loved following you on your journey to motherhood and I almost feel like I am a part of it. It really makes me excited for my hubby and I to have our own children 🙂 and has also made me consider creating my own YouTube channel. Anyway this cookie recipe is bomb lol

  4. Di says:

    Hi Hayley, I’ve been watching your vlogs and pregnancy updates this past 2-3 months and may I just say I love them!!! You’re the cutest with Doug and your cute new family addition. Just came across this article which made me think of you and maybe you can even let your viewers know on your channel if you feel like it. Apparently kellogg’s cereal is full of bad ingredients and pesticides and stuff, which I found alarming.

    I know how much you and Doug like cereal as dessert/snack after dinner or just in general. I just wanted to make sure you are aware about the healthy vs the non-healthy kind as I know you are more into the natural and healthy products with Annabelle’s arrival and all. Much love!!!!


  5. Savannah Watkinson says:

    I know you mentioned making these into lactation cookies in one of the vlogs how did they turn out and what did you add?

  6. Tina says:

    I baked these today but added in ground flaxseed and brewers yeast to turn them into lactation cookies. They are so yummy! Thank you for this recipe! 🙂

  7. Amena says:

    You an add walnuts and OMG so good!

  8. Katie says:

    I recently stumbled across your blog from your youtube channel and I am seriously in love! I heard you mention this recipe in one of your vlogs, when I was binge watching of course. I seriously always mess up cookies, I am not a baker at all, but these were so simple to make and are delicious! My husband is obsessed.

  9. Aslida Medina says:

    They look so good , I did them folllowed the measurements but my dough consistency came out different not as thick as yours 🙁 what did I do wrong lol

  10. Brianna says:

    Making for my bfs family for Thanksgiving

  11. Melissa H says:

    I’ve been following your channel and blog almost as soon as I knew I was pregnant with my daughter who is now two. I remember you made mention of these delicious cookies in a vlog and my husband and I have been hooked on them since. We are making them while watching football tonight! Thank you for sharing!

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